Young people stand on the steps of the Alberta legislature during the climate strike in Edmonton in 2019. Youth are often seen as problems rather than as people who are creating solutions.
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Young people are often seen as lacking but research shows they're motivated by their concern for future generations.
A new report offers data on mental health in young people.
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It's a surprisingly common question. Here's what you need to know.
One symptom of problematic smartphone includes feeling anxious when the phone isn’t available.
'Problematic smartphone use' has similar features to a behavioural addiction – and may potentially lead to poorer mental health.
Just around 3% of teens have used MDMA (ecstasy) in the past year.
Few teens use MDMA and scare tactics, like those we've seen recently, are unlikely to reduce existing drug use further.
Young adults and people living in the inner city are among those most likely to be lonely, according to the ABC’s Australia Talks project.
Loneliness is a bigger cause of death than a poor diet, obesity, alcohol consumption, and lack of exercise, and it's on a par with heavy smoking. So let's get talking about it.
No drug is 100% safe.
A person's drug experience can be influenced by many different things, such as heat, access to water and dosage.
Music for pleasure, self-expression and emotional regulation.
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One in four New Zealanders are living with a disability. Non-disabled people think they know what disability "looks like", and often how to help. And that can be a problem.
From media coverage to story books, children are consistently represented as prophets or puppets in the midst of climate emergency. It's time for that to change.
Politicians routinely criticise young climate strikers as not making a difference. But the reality is quite different.
Conscripting young volunteers to combat climate change is not necessary. Australians aged 15-17 already have the highest rates of volunteering in the country.
Opposition protesters take to the streets in Moscow in August 2019.
A new survey looked at who young Russians trust.
Four ways to teach children about consent.
One clear way for news organisations to begin building trust with young people is to start including them in news stories in meaningful ways.
Of all the news stories examined in a snapshot study, only 11% included the views or experiences of young people. And that inclusion was usually via adults.
The UK is facing a population crisis with birth rates at an all-time low.
More than 60% of Victorian young adults live with their parents, followed by 56% in New South Wales and about 53% in the other four states. In Queensland, the proportion of young adults living at home rose from 31% in 2001 to 52% in 2017.
In 2017, 56% of men aged 18 to 29 lived with one or both parents, up from 47% in 2001. And over the same period, the proportion of women aged 18 to 29 living with their parents rose from 36% to 54%.
New research looked closely at the lives of thousands of 14 year olds to discover that fewer are having oral sex and intercourse than previous generations.
Many high school students are politically engaged. But how would they change the preamble to the Constitution?
At a recent constitutional convention, high school students from across the country designed a new preamble to the Constitution to bring it into line with their idea of how Australia should be.
Modifying the types of food available to young adults can impact on their dietary behaviour.
Students gain up to 4kg in their first year at university and all the junk food on campus doesn't help. Universities have a responsibility to make healthier foods available to students.
Reports suggests many Australian children are forgoing Year 12 exams because they are too stressful.
In our efforts to support young people, we might be teaching them to be afraid rather than encouraging them to see exams as a positive challenge.